Some security dealers and platform providers are reluctant to share details about pricing and margins, but most of those interviewed for this article were willing to discuss the subject in broad terms.
Advances in surveillance video equipment and widespread availability of broadband connectivity such as DSL and cable modems have made possible a range of video monitoring options. How do these options impact a dealer’s operations? What is required to support them? How should they be priced? And how profitable are they?
MIC Cameras from Bosch Security Systems Inc., Fairport, N.Y., were selected to feed a Coastal Remote Monitoring Program for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division. Chosen for the cameras’ ability to withstand wet conditions, high temperatures and corrosive salt water, the MIC 400 and MIC 412 Thermal Series capture high-quality images in extremely tough environments along Alabama’s 200 miles of coastline.
Once again in 2011, the security industry will come together at ISC West in Las Vegas to learn about must-see developments and acquire tools to better their businesses. ISC will offer educational sessions April 5, 6 and 7 presenting technology panels, executive forums, PSA-led education and several education tracks including end-user – physical security, central station, access control and hosted security.
Micro Key Solutions, Kissimmee, Fla., a provider of software solutions for the security alarm industry, in cooperation with the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), a trade association that represents companies offering security (alarm) monitoring systems through a central station, is offering to pay the first year’s CSAA membership dues for any CSAA- approved, Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) central station using Micro Key Solutions’ Millennium Series™ monitoring software.
Vector Security, Pittsburgh, Pa., has its first branch in New York state. Hammond Security, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., founded in 1968 by industry veteran Mac Hammond, was acquired by Vector. This acquisition, which was officially closed Dec. 31, 2010, added more than 5,000 accounts, 40 employees and its first N.Y. State-based branch to Vector Security.
The iPhone is one device that can be used for mobile security interaction. In this case, with Honeywell’s Total Connect, dealers can offer customers event-triggered video based on motion detection and temperature
The Acadian Access program enables Acadian’s dealers to provide their own hosted or managed access control service to their customers. Dealers and integrators seeking to offer customers a cost-effective, easy-to-manage access